ITS America Testifies on Road Congestion and Financing

At House Hearing, SFCTA Head Outlines Strategies to Reduce Congestion in San Francisco and Broader Recommendations on Technology Deployment

Washington – As Congress continues to consider long-term transportation challenges, San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s (SFCTA) top official today advocated for increasing federal funding for congestion relief programs and maintaining federal pricing programs.

Tilly Chang, SFCTA’s Executive Director and member of ITS America, told the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit about San Francisco’s multi-tiered approach to tackling congestion at its hearing, “Pricing and Technology Strategies to Address Congestion on and Financing of America’s Roads.”

“In addition to continuing to make infrastructure investments, San Francisco is joining cities around the United States and the world that are looking to transportation demand management, pricing and incentives to help reach our safety, access and equity goals,” Chang said.

In addition, she reiterated ITS America’s priorities for reauthorization outlined in the association’s FAST Act Reauthorization Platform: Moving People, Data and Freight.

“SFCTA and ITS America are hopeful that the FAST Act reauthorization will grow funding support for cities, regions, and states seeking to pilot congestion pricing and deploy new technologies, in order to reduce congestion and expand transportation options for all,” Chang said. Chang’s full testimony is available here.

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About ITS America: The Intelligent Transportation Society of America advances the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity. Our vision is a better future transformed by intelligent mobility: safer, greener, smarter. For more information, please visit

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About SFCTA: Our mission is to make travel safer, healthier, and easier for all. We plan, fund, and deliver transportation projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors throughout San Francisco. For more information, please visit